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$9 - $39
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews lamb shank mussels our waiter great meal huge portions on tap blue cod and chips the wait staff great night beer meals ben
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a family of five, 3 vegans and 2 vegetarians. We all ordered from the vegan menu because it looked absolutely delicious. We were not disappointed, the food was excellent. Stuffed mushrooms were amazing, burger was yum, the pasta a little spicy for my...son but he ate all of it. Great service, lovely staff, highly recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Steak was pretty good. Cooked just right and served with delicious sides, it definitely hit the spot. However, I was a bit disappointed with the craft beer selection. While the options were okay, I expected a bit more variety. If you're a craft beer enthusiast...like myself, you might find the choices a bit limited.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A popular bar at the weekend and would recommend making a recommendation if you are a group wanting to eat here. They have a good selection of “pub grub” to select from. I had the fish and chips and it was very good. The only...slightly disappointing part was after taking my order and serving my meal (which was very efficient) nobody came to see if I wanted a dessert when I finished my meal.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I would recommend booking a table so you don't miss out on a lovely evening, the staff were friendly, and the food was great

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 March 2024

What a lovely meal we had and the staff are very knowledgeable about dietary requirements. The fact that they have a separate Gluten Free menu speaks volumes. The nicest Sticky Date Pudding I have had and lots of sauce. If we come back to Invercargill...again we would definitely eat there again.More

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Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 February 2024

Up to standard for a Speights, no surprise there. Food was really good, a lamb shank and a chicken burger tasty, hot and well cooked. As one would expect there was a good choice of beers, and the service was excellent from all members of...the team.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 26 January 2024

Last month, was my first time to Speights Ale House, I must say that the service is the best in Invercargill. Staff are friendly, welcoming and the food is generously sized and food reasonably priced. I loved my first experience so much that I have...returned twice this month. Wish I had known earlier. All three visits, the service was excellent. Great people, great atmosphereMore

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Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024

Delightful selection of Speight beer, loved the IPA. Lovely staff who were efficient, fun and enjoying their work. Second time dining after 10 years ago. Thank you 💯😎

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Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 29 December 2023

We have been here for lunch the past two days. Yesterday Jess was incredibly warm and happy to help anyway she could. Today Ben was fun, entertaining, knowledgeable and helpful. The food was awesome both days. We will be back next time we visit Invercargill.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 December 2023

I’ve been to Speights Ale House a lot over the past 10 years. Recently I’ve been there for a birthday dinner, date night and also a hens do and was lucky enough to be served by Ben each time and he is what keeps us...booking here. Above and beyond service, great jokes and impressive memory. Even kept our Dick. Ben takes Speights up to a 10 ⭐️More

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Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023 via mobile

It was Saturday night and we were lucky to get the last table without a reservation. The live band was setting up and many patrons were locals. I ordered the mussels with a pork, bacon, tomato and bourbon base. It was delicious. The battered blue...cod fish was fresh and crispy.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 December 2023

Thanks guys! the service was fantastic as always and the platters were tasty. Thank you for making this an enjoyable afternoon for us :)

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Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2023 via mobile

Visited the Speights Ale House in Invercargill last Thursday evening with a group of work colleagues. Whilst the standard of food was as also consistent and good, we have to make a very special mention of our hostess, Lilly ! Effectively straight out of school...and in the role for only 6 months, she was outstanding! From the moment we sat down, she had the most vocal of the group “sorted out and under control”…. A very pleasant demeanour and an excellent memory for what everyone was ordering. A tremendous asset to the business and someone that has a great career ahead of herMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023

Was greeted by a lovely person named Connor, he advised he was new but he gave great service, cant say the same about the female staff who just wanted to chat an giggle leaving Connor to serve the customers as there were people waiting, I...will say the food was 5 star and same for connor, personally if not putting customers first is speights new motto, then I will not be coming back and will be passing this on to anyone wanting to go there, this sort of hospitality is not what I expect from speights , hence the reason my low ratingMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 7 November 2023

I've come here twice and both times the stand out feature is always the staff. Every single staff member we come across is friendly and attentive without being overbearing. I can in with my parents last night, and our waiter was so, so friendly, as...was everyone else who served us. The food is good, the atmosphere is warm and cozy... Can't find much fault in that!More

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Date of visit: November 2023
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Speights Ale House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4